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“Historical Presentation of the Dockyard area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bermuda Maritime Museum

Bermuda Maritime Museum
1 The Keep | The Old Royal Naval Dockyard, MA 01, Bermuda
441-234-1418
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Fombell, Pennsylvania
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“Historical Presentation of the Dockyard area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Very comprehensive historical presentation of battles and the history of the dockyard with rooms presented in the Commissioners House with authentic furniture of the historical periods discussed.

Visited November 2013
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Syracuse, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Living museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

As the other reviewers have said, the museum has tremendous views...if you think you are going here for a dry history lesson you would be wrong. This is a living museum. You can walk around the large grounds area and take in panoramic views of Bermuda from the hilltop. I liked watching the black and white sheep who keep the grass short. If you are wandering around the dockyard area, take the time to do this.

Visited October 2013
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Germantown, Tennessee
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“Great opporuntity to learn about Bermuda' maritime history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great museum with lots of interesting exhibits. The grounds are historical as well and offer great views. The only downside if the heat and stuffiness inside the main building...... it was about 85 degrees outside and nearly unbearable inside. Other buildings and the basement area were much cooler. A small entrance fee is required but well worth the expense.

Visited September 2013
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Boston
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“Interesting and beautiful views as well!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We have been to Bermuda numerous times, but had never visited the museum and grounds. The museum was very interesting, and we loved walking around the fort grounds. There were a group of goats that were fun to watch following their caretaker to the barn. You are also able to view the dolphin discovery area (swim with the poor creatures). I hate captive dolphins being kept for our entertainment. There was also a very large Leatherback Turtle being held in a very small enclosure. Enough of that.....In any event, the museum and grounds are a good take. Watch out for loads of goat droppings!

Visited October 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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“Better Than Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I'm very impressed from my recent visit to this museum. It used to be a maritime museum but has been expanded over the years to present fairly inclusive coverage of the island. The setting is appropriately in the fort-like grounds surrounding the Commissioner's House of the Royal Naval Dockyard. I was impressed the frankness with which Bermuda's less than picture-perfect history was presented -- including its use as a penal colony during the Boer War and for Irish political prisoners and some African history. Don't miss the exhibit in the ammunition magazine opposite the grotto. And watch out for the "leftovers" of the goats who keep the lawn mowed!

The Commissioner's House, which over many years has been beautifully transformed into good exhibition space, has a commanding view up the length of the island and over any cruise ships docked in Dockyard.

To get here, the ferry ride to/from Hamilton (and St. George in season) is convenient and well worth the time for the ride alone. Alternatively, you can access this site by the regular and reliable bus service. If you need lunch, the Frog & Onion, just outside the front entrance, is my favorite, though there are others nearby as well.

I don't notice what provision there is for those with mobility issues but there is a fair bit of walking.

Visited October 2013
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